Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

Hersonissos is ranked as one of the liveliest resorts on the island yet still maintains much of its traditional charm and is very picturesque. The resort is a mix of several beaches, traditional villages and modern developments with something for everyone. For those seeking a quiet Cretan resort then this resort is not for you!

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos is a cosmopolitan and fashionable town which is renowned for its plentiful array of cafes, restaurants and discos. In Hersonissos you can spend your days relaxing on the sand/shingle beach with its many coves or exploring the local villages with charming tavernas and pretty quaint Greek houses. The narrow old streets twist inland from the sea and contain a great choice of restaurants, traditional tavernas and shops for the perfect souvenir.

Hersonissos harbour is famous for its nightlife with its back to back bars and throbbing clubs and is popular with younger crowds looking to party late into the night.

Read more about: Beaches | Nearby Attractions | Quick Facts | Hersonissos Reviews

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Hersonissos Hotels (?)

Arminda Hotel Photograph of Arminda Hotel
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The Arminda Hotel has a quiet location, halfway between the resort of Hersonissos and Stalis, though just 150m from a small sandy beach....

4.8 / 5 from 9 reviews

Diamond Village Hersonissos Photograph of Diamond Village Hersonissos
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A superb self catering complex offering a great range of facilities and high standard of accommodation which should appeal to all guests seeking a relaxing holiday in countryside surroundings. ...

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Serita Beach Hotel Photograph of Serita Beach Hotel
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Situated in Anissaras right on the sandy beach, 3.5 km from the livelier Hersonissos. Ideal for families, this hotel has plenty of amenities and activities to suit all age groups, including a mini-clu...

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Porto Village Hotel Photograph of Porto Village Hotel
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Family run complex offering warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere combined with comfortable accommodation and good facilities; will appeal to those looking for a quiet base and a relaxed holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa Hotel Photograph of Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa Hotel
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Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa Hotel is an impressive five-star property with a vast range of facilities. Set in a beautiful, beachfront location, it’s an ideal choice for a couples’ or family holid...

4.9 / 5 from 48 reviews

Insula Alba Resort & Spa Photograph of Insula Alba Resort & Spa
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Set on the beachfront in Analipsi, this modern adult only hotel provides an ideal base for couples looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Palatia Village Photograph of Palatia Village
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The Palatia Village offers a friendly atmosphere and comfortable self-catering accommodation in a quiet area, around 10mins from the resort centre. On-site facilities include a swimming pool, kid's po...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Lyttos Beach Hotel Photograph of Lyttos Beach Hotel
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Situated on the seafront, the Lyttos Beach Hotel has plenty of activities and facilities on offer for all ages. A perfect choice for a fun-filled family holiday in the sun....

4.7 / 5 from 7 reviews

Balsamico Traditional Suites Photograph of Balsamico Traditional Suites
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This small complex of just 9 suites is set in the heart of old Hersonissos around 3 km from the bustling holiday resort of Hersonissos. Ideally suited to those seeking a taste of traditional Crete....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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These apartments are set in a small attractive complex in a quiet position within the pretty and picturesque village of Piskopiano and offer basically furnished, traditional styled accommodation....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Creta Maris Beach Resort Hotel Photograph of Creta Maris Beach Resort Hotel
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The Creta Maris Hotel offers spacious and elegant accommodation, lovely views, good quality services and extensive leisure facilities for all ages; perfect for a relaxing holiday....

4.8 / 5 from 20 reviews

Semiramis Village Hotel Photograph of Semiramis Village Hotel
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The Semiramis Hotel is set overlooking the Hersonissos bay and is built in a traditional Cretan style and offers guests a high level of comfort and facilities. There are sandy bays within easy reach o...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Hersonissos Reviews

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Star Beach Village Hotel & Waterpark
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Great place to stay, lots going on in the day or night. Very lovely resort.

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Hersonissos Village Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

A busy town with many shops and restaurants near the seafront.

Holiday Date:7th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Silva Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

There were lots of shops on the main road, very touristy though so would not recommend if you don't like that kind of thing. A lovely traditional village (left at Alpha Bank) called Koutouloufari but again, very touristy and very expensive e.g. Greek scenery posters sold by street vendor E10 each but in Koutouloufari same thing E25! Lovely shop selling olive oil products.

Holiday Date:7th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Silva Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The resort is very nice with plenty of shops, cafes and bars to choose from. Hersonissos is a very touristy location though with tourist prices to match but there are definitely a few shops worth visiting, one that I really liked was an olive oil specialist shop where the owner was so helpful and not just to sell his products, we had a really interesting conversation, and he wrapped our purchases so beautifully with fresh herbs it was a real treat. There is also a shop selling Naturalia olive oil products, which is really very good for your skin, particularly if it's dry or you have overdone the sunbathing. There is a traditional Greek village which is worth a visit, called Koutoulofari, very pretty with many shops and restaurants. Having said that, if you just want a rest, there is enough going on at the hotel with the wonderful views and the beach to hold interest and ensure you have a wonderful, restful break.

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Beaches

There are many beaches along the coast of Hersonissos with the three main stretches of sand having their own small coves which are all within walking distance of the resort. There are plenty of watersports to be found and on Star Beach is a waterpark with waterslides and bungee jumping.

Nearby Attractions

Exploring the surrounding areas could not be easier with a tourist train that runs to nearby Stalis and Malia. Alternatively take a trip to the traditional villages of Koutoulfari and Piskopiano with their narrow whitewashed alleys and authentic Greek tavernas.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 33 km away - transfer time approx. 40 minutes.

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